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SNABBSPAR Fast Track Qualifications

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SNABBSPAR Fast Track Qualifications

SNABBSPAR Fast Track Qualifications

Due to the sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers to Sweden during 2014 and 2015, a priority area is validation of immigrantsÕ prior learning and knowledge. A project report was published in 2015 by the Public Employment Service focusing on validating immigrantsÕ competencies (Arbetsfšrmedlingen, 2015). Another more recent development is the Ôfast tracksÕ, i.e. snabbspŒr (Regeringskansliet, 2015b) focusing on providing faster pathways for immigrants with prior education and work experience in occupations where there is a strong demand in the labour market. Here validation is used as one of the measures, but also when the focus is on using validation to enable pathways for immigrants into the labour market, there is broad consensus that the structures and measures used must be general, so that they do not become counter-productive. Several vocations are already part of this action (Regeringskansliet, 2015b) (chefs, butchers, doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and child care teachers). Validation and recognition of foreign qualifications are key methods used here.

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Type of Tool:

Tests and examinations, Dialogue or conversational methods , Declarative methods, Observations , Simulations , Evidence extracted from work or other practice

Phases of Validations:

Identification, Documentation, Assessment

Areas of Interests:

Intercultural (competences / skills), Certification, Communication, Key Competences, Language skills, Lifelong learning, Mobility, Networking, Non-formal learning, Practical skills, Problem solving, Professional skills, Recognition, Self Assessment, Technical skills, Transversal Skills, Validation

VINA Target Group:

Validation institutions - Public, Validation institutions - Private, Planning validation / adults, Planning validation / institutions, Trainers / teachers supporting informal - non-formal learning

Definition of Tools:

A - Self Validation, C - Official Validation

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